LANDIKOTAL, 21 September: The security forces on Thursday arrested 23 persons under collective responsibility clause of Frontier Crimes Regulation after a blast that targeted Customs Department officials.

The political administration officials said that the arrests were made after the forces found a remote control and launched a search operation.

The officials said that two officials of the department were injured in remote controlled bomb blast near Sadokhel area when they were on way to Torkham.  Commandant Khyber Rifles Farah Humayun visited the area after the blast.